Make sure and stop by Falls Park if you are ever in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Mom, Bailie, and I went to Sioux Falls over the weekend for AKC Scent Work. We had some free time on Saturday and were told we had to visit Falls Park. It is very interesting to see, and we had some fun. We also got to add another state to our lists of states visited. Bailie now has twenty one, and I am up to eight.
First off, let me say it was sooo cold in Sioux Falls! Our trials were all outdoors, and the humans were frozen to the core. Mom insisted on visiting the park despite the cold and wind – teens with up to thirty mph gusts of wind. The weekend was supposed to be a three day mommy and me trip with Emma, but instead we went along. All weekend we did what Mom wanted to do with Emma, and she talked at us a lot about our oldest sister. It was very sad, and difficult, but we still managed to have a great weekend in Emma’s honor.
Mom took us to visit Minnehaha Falls, where we live when it was frozen last winter, and funny thing, this one was partially frozen too! Bailie said the whole falls area reminded her of Utah with water. She traveled through Utah, and saw all the red rock a few years ago.
With all the small falls over the rocks, it kind of looked more like a decorative home fountain of some kind, but it was super pretty! Going on a cold, day in the winter meant it wasn’t crowded, which was a plus.
There were a few signs saying no swimming, duh, I mean even dogs can sense the danger factor. We were able to climb on the rocks to get a closer looks in some spots. Mom always made sure we all stayed safe when we did that.
The biggest falls had so much force and water. It was interesting to look at from only feet away. I wonder if it too will freeze when temps dip below zero? That is something I might never know as I don’t plan on coming back in the cold.
Bailie struck a pose closer to the big part of the falls. Sometimes she thinks she is some fancy model. I just let her do her thing if it makes her feel better.
We climbed out on the rocks a little bit to shoot this photo looking up at the entire falls area. They have a cafe with a great view, that would be fun to visit in nicer weather, but I doubt dogs are allowed. We are allowed around the park, thankfully. Geez Louise, that wind sure did a number on our head furs! Oh well, it was a fun little adventure on our road trip.
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Our friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard is hosting a nature Friday blog hop for the winter. I think Falls Park is a perfect fit. Stop by and visit some of the other blogs in the hop.